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In Bound.

The New Zealand coastal vessel PURIRI inward bound for Wanganui with a load of coal during the 1950's. She was owned by the Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co. Ltd, Nelson.

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The "bridgewing-cabins" on both forecastle and poop must indicate some navigational or other problems unknown to me in or around New Zealand. (I see there's one aft of the midship structure as well). Can anyone inform? Regards, Stein.
 

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G'day Stein, the cabs you refer to are for protection from the weather for the winchmen. The ones on the bridge-wings are for the lookout.

Regards, Roy.
 

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Yes I really should have guessed that Roy; I can see from the pic that you got some horrible weather conditions down there. (Are they heated?) Regards, Stein.
 

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I hope I'm not pushing this too far Roy; you did, I must admit, kindly and politely give me a straightforward answer, and could expect it to end there with a simple Thank You from me, but the devil makes me do it: You mean you've seen members of the dockers union Down Under sweat with exertion?
 

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Come on now Stein, I'm from a small port & I know a lot of wharfies. You have the capabilities here to dig me into a hole that I'd have some trouble getting out of. Let's just say that the cabs "had" the potential to be warmed with natural body heat!

Regards, Roy.
 

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